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25 Things to Put in Your Self-Care Kit. Article updated April 10, 2020.

25 Things to Put in Your Self-Care Kit

When you live with a health condition like a mental or chronic illness, self-care is a must. Fighting symptoms of these conditions can be exhausting, and it can be helpful to have a self-care kit on hand for the times when it’s hard to remember what might make you feel a little better in the moment. “Creating a self care kit can be useful for those struggling with mental health because it helps to reinforce the message that there are things they can do,” Daniela Paolone, LMFT, a Los Angeles-based therapist for those with chronic pain, illness and trauma, told The Mighty. She added: When emotionally distressed, it can be hard to be able to think of coping skills, and other support methods to use in those moments.

While many choose to carry a self-care kit with them in a purse or backpack, others may prefer to have a box at home — or even just have a few calming objects stashed in their car. Here’s what they had to say: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Yoga mat. WATERCOLOR + DOODLES. Tutorial Tuesday: Watercolor Doodles with Jenny Manno - Faery Ink. Who else loves watercolor as much as I do???

Tutorial Tuesday: Watercolor Doodles with Jenny Manno - Faery Ink

I know I've been super slack with the Tutorial Tuesdays. (It's been 2 years, I think? :O ) But there are so many fantastic tutorials and how-tos out there I thought I could bring them back by sharing some of my favorite tutorials by other artists and peppering in some of my own when time allows =) For this week's Tutorial Tuesday I wanted to share this gorgeous Watercolor Doodle How-To from Jenny Manno: View it directly on YouTube and Subscribe here: It is a lot of fun and isn't too hard to translate into digital painting or even something you can do with your Copics (or other alcohol markers)

Watercolor doodles — Mindful Art Blog — MINDFUL CREATIVE MUSE. Watercolor Doodles - How to Loosen Up and Break Artist's Block. How to Make a Watercolor Mandala – Art is Basic. Earlier this summer I wrote a blog post about how to make watercolor doodled flowers.

How to Make a Watercolor Mandala – Art is Basic

These mandalas I created were made with a very similar technique. Both these mandalas and the flowers were made by starting with watercolor paints and then doodling on top with thin markers. Products I Use (Amazon Affiliate links are used) Here are the secret steps to this technique. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Watercolor and doodles: rock flowers. Abstract Watercolor Doodles: a Watercolor + Line Drawing DIY Art Project. Transcripts 1.

Abstract Watercolor Doodles: a Watercolor + Line Drawing DIY Art Project

Introduction: Welcome to the second class in the Personalize your space. Do it yourself. Doodling for Beginners (Sparkle Tart - Creating Art That Shines) So you've seen some truly fabulous doodling on Pinterest and Google Images and you'd like to try it for yourself, but one problem - where do you start?

Doodling for Beginners (Sparkle Tart - Creating Art That Shines)

Well if you are a doodling newbie then start here, but be sure to check out my section on DOODLING as this page is really only a very brief introduction. Whimsical Watercolors and Simple Floral Drawings. I am absolutely loving the combination of watercolors and line drawings lately.

Whimsical Watercolors and Simple Floral Drawings

Watercolor is a great way to add vibrant colors to a piece of art and line drawing gives paintings some really cool definition. Here is a simple tutorial on how to make a whimsical watercolor piece with some simple floral line drawing. Tools I used: Step 1: Paint circles, ovals, and triangles We are going to begin by painting some simple shapes in a variety of colors.

You want to create variation and variety in your painting by changing the shapes and sizes. Next, you can add on accent shapes like the leaves pattern and clusters of smaller circles. Easy Watercolor Paintings for Art Journaling Beginners. Does watercolor painting intimidate you but you still want to explore its possibilities?

Easy Watercolor Paintings for Art Journaling Beginners

I’ve been there. Actually, these paints scare the hell out of me sometimes. However, I’m certain you and I can make wonderful watercolor art journal pages with a simple beginner’s approach. That’s why today, I’m sharing ideas for easy watercolor paintings for beginners. After you’ve done these mini-tutorials, you’ll be amazed at how watercolor painting can be fun and I’m sure you’ll discover how lovely it is to use watercolors. To satisfy your curiosity right away, this is what we’re going to paint today: Easy Watercolor Paintings for Art Journaling Beginners. Easy Watercolor Paintings for Beginners. ​Practice makes perfect… Right ?

Easy Watercolor Paintings for Beginners

I find that it’s just as true with watercolor painting as it is with anything else. I get a lot of pleasure painting even simple patterns with watercolors. Each time I pick up a brush and start painting I feel like I’m getting to know my paints a little bit better. Getting started with watercolors should be about happy experimentation and learning. Watercolor Flower Doodles– Easy & Fun! – Art is Basic. Elise Engh Studios: Abstract Watercolor Tutorial. Today I want to share a cool watercolor trick that will help you to make an abstract watercolor artwork for yourself!

Elise Engh Studios: Abstract Watercolor Tutorial

This is so simple and it doesn't any drawing/ artistic skills, except for choosing choosing colors. What you need: Watercolor paper Watercolors paints and brush -a cheap $1 set from walmart will do Card board or some sort of hard surface to tape your paper to Masking Tape Rubber Cement Hair Dryer Pen Step 1: Tape your watercolor paper to your card board. Make sure you have half of the thickness of the tape covering your paper and half of it sticking to the board. Tip : To help the tape come off easier when your painting is done, try this little trick. Step 2: Choose your color palette. Step 3: Splat or drip random globs of rubber cement on your paper and let it dry. 7 Easy Steps Watercolor Feather Painting Tutorial - Tropic Drawing. How To Use Watercolor Pencils (aka my favorite new way to make art!)

Hey ya'll!

How To Use Watercolor Pencils (aka my favorite new way to make art!)

Jesse left town for a few days for work and I spent my evenings in sweatpants, surrounded by sleepy animals, watching 90's sitcom reruns, and playing with craft supplies. Because my life is wildly fascinating.If you were a fly on my wall, you would fly away. Because you would be bored.Anyways, from all that excitement came one really awesome discovery...watercolor pencils! They are quite possibly my new favorite thing. Ya'll know I am obsessed with making my own art, and have pretty much done so for our entire house (my fave examples here).

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How meditation can change your life and mind. RASMUS HOUGAARD: There is a general huge misconception around mindfulness. Many people think that mindfulness is a spiritual thing. Many think that it's a private thing that we do at home, and most people think that mindfulness is about slowing down. That's wrong. Mindfulness, in short terms, is really about speeding up our mental processes whereby we can be more effective with whatever we're doing, that we have this attentional muscle that allows us really to be on task with what we are doing. EMMA SEPPÄLÄ: Research shows that our mind actually wanders about 50% of the time, and research also shows that when our mind is wandering we are never as happy as when our mind is in the present moment.

JON KABAT-ZINN: People misunderstand meditation as oh, I just sweep all my thoughts away and then I'm in this like nirvana. SAM HARRIS: There are features of our experience that we don't notice when we're lost in thought. LOSANG SAMTEN: We all need that peace of mind. Maryland Behavioral Health Online Training. Education. SMART Recovery Training Center: Volunteer Training. Bipolar Disorder and Addiction.